Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lemons on a Blue Plate

I painted this little painting today while spending the day with a friend of mine. I am very pleased with the outcome.  The reference photo showed the plate of lemons on a striped tablecloth.  The doily was from my imagination.  Watercolor on 9" x 12" Arches block.

Monday, February 7, 2011

African Violets in Colored Pencil

I finally got out of the house today and went to Jerry's Artarama.  I needed some tracing paper for a project that I am working on.  While I was there, I picked up some colored pencils.  Tonight I decided to play with them a bit.  The following study of an african violet  is the result of my "play time".  I did the initial drawing in pen.  (I wish that I had done it in pencil, since I am not thrilled with how it looks on the flower petals.)  However, I love how the leaves turned out.  I think they do look fuzzy.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just had to draw something!

I am so very tired of being sick and having trouble breathing.  This afternoon I finally decided that I had to draw something or go mad.  (Only another artist would understand that sentiment.)  The following pen & ink was in response to the February Pen & Ink Challenge on Wetcanvas.  I am very pleased with the results. 

I was drawn to it because of the lace doily, but honestly found the cherries to be more difficult.  I wasn't quite sure how to make them look shiny.  I certainly hope I succeeded.